To date, academic research on business and management aspects of the cannabis/marijuana industry has been quite limited. A summary of my own activities is provided on another page. Below I have tried to summarize available published and working papers as well as highlighting academic articles based on other industries that have insights for the cannabis industry. Suggestions for additions are always welcome. Last updated: May 4, 2018.
Other Academic Articles on Marijuana Legalization and Marijuana Business
- Legalization of Retail Marijuana in Colorado Had Positive Impact on Property Values in Denver (Sept 2017)
- The Effects of Marijuana Liberalizations: Evidence from Monitoring the Future (2017 NBER Working Paper)
- Pricing Conflict: Legal Regimes, Uncertainty, and Prices in Medical Marijuana Markets(2017 Working Paper by Cyrus Dioun and Heather Haveman)
- Marijuana Appellations: The Case for Cannabicultural Designations of Origin (2017 Law Review Article)
- Evaluating the Public Safety Effects of Colorado’s Amendment 64, Which Legalized Marijuana for Recreational Use (Student paper at Simon Fraser University)
- The Taxation of Recreational Marijuana: Evidence from Washington State (University of Oregon working paper)
- Dose of Reality: The Effect of State Marijuana Legalizations (CATO Institute, Sept 2016)
- Issues in the implementation and evolution of the commercial recreational cannabis market in Colorado (International Journal of Drug Policy, January 2016)
- A Liberalised Model for the Legislation of Cannabis in New Zealand (Law Dissertation 2016)
- Legalizing Marijuana in California: A Review of Policy Considerations (The Law and Policy Lab, Stanford Law School, 2015)
- Legally regulated cannabis markets in the US: Implications and possibilities (Swansea University, UK 2013)
Other Relevant Academic Articles From Non-Marijuana Settings
- Dobbin, Frank, and Timothy J. Dowd. (1997). How policy shapes competition: Early railroad foundings in Massachusetts. Administrative Science Quarterly 42(3): 501-529. Implications for Marijuana Industry: Insight into how government policy affects market competition within regulated industries.
- Furr and Kapur (2017). Capabilities, technologies, and firm exit during industry shakeout: Evidence from the global solar photovoltaic industry. Strategic Management Journal, Forthcoming.
- Hamm, J. 2002. Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Scale. Harvard Business Review, December 2002. 110-115. Implications for Marijuana Industry: The traits that make some entrepreneurs/founders successful during the start-up phase of their companies may not be well-suited to continued growth.
- King A. A., Lenox M. J. 2000. Industry self-regulation without sanctions: The chemical industry’s responsible care program. Academy of Management Journal, 43: 698–716. Implications for Marijuana Industry: Industry self-regulatory programs can have important benefits but require careful coordination by competing firms.
- Macher, Jeffrey & Mayo, John. (2014). Influencing Public Policymaking: Firm-, Industry- And Country-Level Determinants. Strategic Management Journal. 36.
- Moeen, M. (2017), Entry into Nascent Industries: Disentangling a Firm’s Capability Portfolio at the Time of Investment Versus Market Entry. Strat. Mgmt. J, 38: 1986–2004. Implications for marijuana industry: Highlights importance of integrative capabilities to attract investment that allows for later market entry.
- Wry, T., Lounsbury, M., & Glynn, M. A. (2011). Legitimating nascent collective identities: Coordinating cultural entrepreneurship. Organization Science, 22(2), 449-463.
University Research Centers
- Institute of Cannabis Research – CSU-Pueblo (Multi-disciplinary focus)
- Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research – University California-San Diego
- Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research
- UCLA Cannabis Research Institute (Medical focus)
- UC-Irvine’s Center for the Study of Cannabis (Multi-disciplinary focus)
Other Cannabis Courses at the University of Denver
- Representing the Marijuana Client (L4416) – Offered regularly by Sam Kamin, Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy at DU’s Sturm College of Law. The course has been covered in the The Cannabist (Nov 2014), Denver Post (Jan 2015), and Lawweek Colorado (Jan 2015), and DU Clarion (Feb 2015). Kamin was also interviewed by the DU Clarion in Jan 2016.
- Cannabis Journalism (MFJS 3900/4012) – Offered during interterm by Andrew Matranga. Cannabist article on course.
Educational Programs at Other Institutions
- Marijuana in the News – Temple University, Spring 2017
- Cannabis Law & Policy – Lewis & Clark University
- Clover Leaf University – For-profit institution founded in Denver but offering courses in various locations
- Niagara College (Canada) College cannabis program ramping up (Welland Times, Mar 23, 2018)
- Want a job in the budding Canadian marijuana industry? These schools have courses for you (Toronto Star, Feb 4, 2018)
- Students can now major in ‘medical plant chemistry’ — or marijuana — at a Midwestern university (Business Insider, Sept 25, 2017)
- Michigan school offering a degree in marijuana — but it’s not for stoners or slackers (Chicago Tribune, Oct 23, 2017)